period: The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown is a 2012 mini-series based on Shakespeare’s second historical tetralogy: Richard II Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 & Henry V.

The plays cover a period of some 40 years from the late fourteenth to early fifteenth centuries.

Jeremy Woodhead was the make-up and hair designer for Richard II; Rupert Simon was the hair & makeup supervisor for Henry IV; Kirstin Chalmers was the makeup designer for Henry V; Laura Lilley was the hair & makeup supervisor for Henry V.

The characters

Isabella of France (1389–1409): Isabella was Queen Consort of England as the second wife of King Richard II; she was aged ten when he was deposed. Later her younger sister, Catherine of Valois, was also Queen Consort of England as the wife of King Henry V. Featuring Clémence Poésy – aged twenty-nine at the time – as Isabella: coming soon…

Isabella of Castile, Duchess of York (1355–1392): Isabella married Gaunt’s youngest brother, Edmund of Langley, the first Duke of York. Isabella (Lindsay Duncan) is depicted, unhistorically, as living in late December 1399 at the time of the Epiphany Rising in Shakespeare’s Richard II. At that time she would have been about forty-four years old although Lindsay Duncan was over sixty at the time.